83.2 F
Cruz Bay
Friday, August 19, 2022
HomeNewsArchivesDrag Racer Recalls Yesteryear

Drag Racer Recalls Yesteryear

Dear Source:
Questions:
Does the CDRA (Caribbean Drag Racing Association) St. Croix have a website? If so, what is the web address? It would be really nice if they had a website. It would be great if the VI people living abroad could see some of the action that is going on back home. I currently race here in FL. I used to race back home on the same track mentioned in your article 11 or so years ago. As matter if fact many of the VI people living here that used to race back home race here also. I remember those days like it was yesterday.
List of Drag racing people that used to race when I was on St. Croix:
Gary
Had several Cars. Toyota Starlet 1.8 All motor????? big V8 muscle car real fast
Hubert
Toyota Starlet 1.8 with nitrous
Rumpy
Chevy Chevelle
Tumba
Bug X7 VW Bug with Mazda RX7 13Bengine. Most people don't know this but tumba had to race engines, one built for nitrous and one without. I can tell the difference.
Masada
Dune buggy all motor
Derick
Honda CRX with turbo 1.5
George
Honda CRX with nitrous (slower than Derick's car). He converted it to RWD and put an 12A Mazda rotary in it, but he could never drive the car good. This car was short lived.
Flour Dan
VW Dune purple buggy with nitrous
Cela
VW Dune buggy
Arab
Gray Mazda RX7 13B had the fastest RX on St. Croix at the time (We have a saying in here Orlando you can't beat a Puerto Rican with a rotary; which is true, some of the fastest rotaries in the world are own by PR).
Hector
Ford Mustang This is what drag racing is all about. I witness this guy taking a daily driver and continuously improving it until this car was really fast.
Mam boo
This guy is the bug specialist. He knows alot about bugs. He had a really fast bug.
??????
Mad Max. At the time this was the fastest Mustang on St. Croix.
?????
Red MR2. Fast MR2 running nitrous
?????
White Acura Integra (same crew as the red MR2). Fast Acura Integra running large amount of nitrous
Sted
Mitsubishi Starion 2.6 turbo (A.K.A Rocket Launcher). This car was fast in its day.
Hector
Mitsubishi Starion 2.6 turbo. Hector probably spent 1 million dollars in this car and still can't get it to work right. Rummm Baaaa!! Rummm Baaa!!! Baa!!!!
Orielly
Yellow Dune buggy. He had the best made engine and could never get the damn thing to start. On race day you would see five or so guys pushing it down the track trying to get it started.
I could go on but I got to stop. Humm I need to start looking for those
old photos and videos.
Andy Gussie
Orlando, Fla.

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.



FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Load more